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Treating a boarder line low blood sugar for HBOT's (112mg/dl) in a IDDM peritoneal dialysis pt.
Since orange juice could elevate potassium levels, is cranberry or apple juice the preferred juice to elevate CBG's? Or, is orange juice still considered ok?
Apr 2, 2018 by Troy.Enneking,
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Tiffany Hamm
BSN, ACHRN, CWS
Hi Troy,
Thank you so much for the question. I have researched this topic and can provide the following information.
For dialysis patients with hypoglycemia, you are correct, do not give orange juice.

For dialysis patients, it is recommended to use any one of the following items, containing 15 grams of carbohydrate, to treat low blood sugar:

3 glucose tablets, or 1 tube glucose gel (available in drugstores)
1 tablespoon or 3 packets of table sugar

1⁄2 cup apple juice or grape juice (avoid orange juice if you are on a low-potassium diet)

7 gummy bear candies
1⁄2 cup regular (not diet) Sprite®, ginger ale or 7-Up®
6 Life-Savers®, or 2 to 4 pieces of hard candy


Let me know if I have answered your question and have a great day.

Tiffany
Apr 2, 2018
* Info provided without clinical evaluation and is not intended as a replacement for in-person consultation with a medical professional.